Driessens & van den Baar communicate their vision of the world around them in artworks and design pieces. They create still recognizable images but reconstructed in a new appearance and material. As a result they give the spectator a new way of looking at reality.
Both artists use techniques connected to the handcrafts textile, drawing and painting. So the process of research and making in the studio is essential for their work. Since 1999 the artists develope and make all the works together. This is the year they founded the studio Driessens & van den Baar WANDSCHAPPEN.
Rotterdam South, The Netherlands:
Since 2012 Driessens & van den Baar have used two main themes in the collection of artworks and design: Nature Morte and Traces. Both themes raised due to the big city developments in Rotterdam South, where a large movement of migration is decisive for the development of the city.
The works show ” the ready made” situations in the streets captured by photography. Driessens & van den Baar transform them into drawings, textile wall objects and resin paintings.
The constantly growing series of artworks is supplemented with site specific installations and commissions. Therefore Driessens & van den Baar work together with a large group of artists, designers and craftsmen from Rotterdam. Shows have been realized with Museum Boymans, Frozen Fountain, Contemporary Art Fair and NL=US Gallery. Abroad with Salone del Mobile, Vitra Haus and Chiang Mai Design Week.